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    Quote Originally Posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
    Not sure why everyone says it looks good. I'll be honest, the concept looks good; the execution is very poor. You went from a nice, shiny, and glossy plastic to a matte finish. It doesn't work at all.

    You need a few coats of clear coat and need to take the time to thoroughly polish them before they look what I would consider to be acceptable.
    There is 2 coats of clear, The power buffer will hit them Sunday, I didn't have time to do it today and i wanted them to harden up, i will post back to see if it passes your standard. Thanks for your opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverram323 View Post
    There is 2 coats of clear, The power buffer will hit them Sunday, I didn't have time to do it today and i wanted them to harden up, i will post back to see if it passes your standard. Thanks for your opinion.
    Good to hear you're going to get them polished. I don't think 2 coats of clear will be enough, but maybe that's just me.

    My experience with VHT Niteshades has been less than stellar as the darkness fades over time.

    Here's what I started with 6 years ago. 3 light coats of Niteshades and 5 (yes, five) coats of clear, polished by hand:





    And here's what it looked like 1.5 years ago. It's a bit dirty, but you can blatantly tell that the darkness faded away almost completely:



    I stopped paying attention it, as it's now just red like it was before I sprayed it and I bought the Cruze as a replacement.

    I don't have a particular standard, but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. In order for it to look good, it has to have the same gloss as the rest of the car. A matte finish just looks incomplete.

    Looking forward to see the finished result.
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    Defiantly would like it if it was a little bit more shiny. I like the black with the blue topaz.

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    Ok right trunk is done.



    Driver side.


    Side by side, shined up good.




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    That looks 10x better. Very, very nice. I really like the look.

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    wife wasnt to hot about them at 1st, after i polished them up , she wants me to do hers now.
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    I swaped my lights to hers, mine are drying as we speek. I think they look good on her red car.



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    Well I got mine done, I think these ended up a touch darker, i only did 2 coats. they are polished up.

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    Well done! That polish really makes them look like they belong on there.
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    They do look darker on the blue one. I like them a lot. My cruze is the same blue and I'm thinking about doing this now!

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